Nondiscrimination in health programs & activities

Nondiscrimination in health programs & activities
New final rules from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services were released late spring. There are several points and pieces you may have missed that are integral to your operations. Please join this free, member-only webinar for everything you need to ensure you meet regulations by the deadlines imposed and have some recommended suggestions/solutions.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued a final rule advancing protections against discrimination in health care to restore protections against discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. This rule applies to any health program or activity receiving federal funds from HHS, and applies to nursing homes, ID/DD, Medicare advantage plans, and could arguably apply to assisted living facilities receiving federal financial assistance (Medicaid waiver programs, etc.) Ryan Usher and Jane Danner will discuss the new requirements, compliance deadlines, and recommended approaches.
Target audience
  • “Any health program or activity receiving federal funds from HHS, this means nursing homes, ID/DD providers and Medicare Advantage plans are subject to this Final Rule. Assisted living facilities could be subject to the rule if they receive Federal financial assistance (e.g., through a Medicaid waiver program)”
  • SNF/NF (federally funded), AL (if waivers are accepted), ID/DD
  • Those individuals who should attend are anyone who is responsible for:
    • Recordkeeping requirements
    • Grievance procedures and implementation thereof
    • Interpretive services—access to and coordination of
    • Reasonable modification procedures—Implementation and coordination of
Speaker imageRyan Usher
Associate Attorney, Rodè & Coffin, LLC
Ryan D. Usher is an Associate Attorney at Rodè & Coffin, LLC and represents long-term care providers in the areas of regulatory compliance and appeals, contract drafting/review, civil litigation, employment law, collections, and data practices. Ryan received his Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School.

Speaker imageJane Danner, LSW, LALD
Director of Regulatory Services, Care Providers of Minnesota
Jane Danner MA, LALD, LSW is the Director of Regulatory Services. She has over 34 years supporting organizations serving older adults in long-term care, assisted living, housing with services, home care, adult day programs, and PACE programs. Jane most recently worked at the MN Department of Health- Health Regulation Division and has returned to her original passion of working with and supporting providers serving older adults.

Event details
DATE: August 6, 2024
TIME: 1:00–2:00 PM
COST: FREE for Care Providers of Minnesota members
CEs*: No CEs are available for this webinar
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